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The Business News Headlines 6 January 2021

Imagine having to put together the business news headlines with everything else going on in the United States today. I can tell you it wasn't easy.  But, here's what we've got for you today:

  • Domestic terror and business;
  • The Georgia Election and what is next;
  • Investors worry about "Big Tech";
  • What's in the Biden Tax Plan;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The World Bank on the recovery.

Those stories plus our first studio interview since March of last year. You'll meet Patrick Palmer who, with his company The Computer Guy is in our Small Business Spotlight. To hear his interesting back-story just click here.

Thanks for coming by and follow us on Twitter @IOB_NewsHour

Finding A Job Is Easy - Getting It Requires More - Meet Marni Hockenberg

Yes, there are "jobs out there" but actually making yourself into what the company is looking for takes a skill set that many people just don't have. Enter Marni Hockenberg who works with job seekers at the highest level to help them create a brand that works and gives them the tools to secure their future. You can learn more here and by visiting Hockenberg Search

The Business News Headlines 2 December 2020

Welcome back to what is the late edition of the business news headlines...don't ask. We lead off with a story about..."PackageMageddon" here's what we've got:

  • UPS says enough is enough;
  • China gets slapped by the U.S. Congress;
  • Good news for Australia;
  • Could diversity really come to U.S. corporations;
  • Salesforce had a rough day;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Some sobering news about the Midwest.

Those stories plus our continuing series about entrepreneurs who have launched during the pandemic or have seen major growth over the past nine months. My guest is Kevin Vandekrol and we call him a "Pedal Pusher" but we're not talking about bikes. Click here to listen.

Thanks, again, for coming by. 

 

The Business News Headlines 25 November 2020

The president has pardoned Michael Flynn who plead guilty to lying to the FBI but that story didn't make the business news. Here, however, is what we've got for you today:

  • Bingo Cards, 2020 and Delivery Vans;
  • Staying safe? No not the virus but...hackers;
  • Slack and Salesforce news;
  • Credit and young people an interesting story;
  • Door Dash to pay up $2.5 million;
  • A crockpot story...no, not "crackpot";
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • Buy Now - Pay Later, it's a thing.

Those stories plus you'll hear from yet another person who has launched a business during the pandemic. This time it's personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan and how he helps men better understand the stress they face daily and how to adjust. You can listen to that conversation here.

 

Syncing Business and Life with Matt Kiernan

As part of our ongoing series of profiling entrepreneurs who have launched their business during the pandemic meet personal mentor and life coach Matt Kiernan. Matt has a long history of working with and serving people and recently decided to apply what he has learned to help others grow and develop. We talk about a wide range of issues men face in their business and personal life and you're invited to learn if some of this sounds...familiar. 

The Business News Headlines 18 November 2020

Just ahead of an interesting conversation about how to abolish property theft here are the business news stories we've got for you today:

  • Even with good vaccine news markets fell;
  • PIMCO accused of having a "fraternity culture";
  • It's back...Bitcoin;
  • More possible airline job cuts;
  • Is Amazon and GoodRX in competition;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • This company pays it's employees...daily.

Those stories and you'll meet Jon Shelness the founder of something called My Property ID Registry. He has taken technology and married it to an old system and says lost or stolen valuables now can be found and returned.  Meet Jon here. 

Making Property Theft Obsolete with Jon Shelness

The number one crime in America is property theft. Millions and millions of dollars are lost but nobody talks about it because, well, it's just...stuff. But, if it's your "stuff" that gets stolen.  Meet Jon Shelness who created something that not only deters theft but can help make sure you get your stuff...back. It's called My Property ID Registry and it uses modern technology to update an old method. Learn more how to protect your business and personal property from Jon.

Thanks for listening! 

The Business News Headlines 26 October 2020

Welcome back to the Monday Edition of the business news headlines and what a day it was on Wall Street. We'll have details and more.  These stories are just a click away:

  • The worst day for the Dow since early September;
  • Parents are more and more worried about retirement;
  • If you get the interview some benefits you might want to ask about;
  • Theater owners are getting creative;
  • Holiday season shopping...everything, they say, will change;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • It's called "Pandemic Fatigue" and it's real.

Those stories plus a new segment about entrepreneurs who are launching their startup during the pandemic. You'll meet Alec Davis who, along with his brother Evan and friend Sam Hoyle, recently launched DoughCo Pizza. It's a hyper local story...but we think really cool.  Click here to listen.

Thanks for coming by! 

The Business News Headlines 21 October 2020

Midweek and we've got the business news headlines for you on this the 21st of October. Here is what we've got teed up:

  • According to the Fed the U.S. recovery is...
  • Two Words:  Stimulus & Nope;
  • 30-year jumbo mortgage rates;
  • Hospitals and increasing numbers of patients;
  • Chicago feeling the economic pinch of COVID19;
  • Too much oil and gas it would seem;
  • Tesla & Chipotle in the news;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • A streaming service calls it quits.

Those stories plus our continuing look at entrepreneurs who, even in the face of the pandemic, are launching their businesses. You'll meet Shirley Macleod who, along with her husband, Earl, recently launched the first of four Tint World franchises.  To listen, just click here.

Thanks for coming by! 

Launching in a Pandemic - Shirley Macleod and Tint World

As part of our ongoing series about entrepreneurs who are opening their businesses during a pandemic we found Shirley and Earl Macleod of Iowa who, just weeks ago, opened a franchise location in Iowa for Tint World. Here we visit with Shirley about the decision to become a franchise owner, what impressed them about Tint World and what they offer to vehicle owners...and it's not just window tinting. One other thing, the Macleod's are not done and have options on opening three additional locations outside of Iowa.  Meet Shirley Macleod....

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